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Hadleigh Shoulder of Mutton


closed 1950s

124A High St

grid reference TM 025 427

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listed building grade II*

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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 19/10/2015

The building is believed to date from the 16th century.

An advert in the Ipswich Journal** in Aug 1810 states :

Shoulder of Mutton, Hadleigh, Annual Lamb Fair will fall on Monday the 25th. It is the wish of the friends of Ed Mills to make this Fair for stock in general. Those gentlemen who can promote the advantage of the Fair by a show of cattle, will much oblige their humble servant, Ed Mills. Dinner at two o'clock.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Jan 1826 states :

To be sold by auction, all the neat and modern household furniture and other effects, of Mr Charles Sheppard, innkeeper, at the Shoulder of Mutton Inn, in the High Street, Hadleigh; comprising 4-post, tent, and other bedsteads with neat chintz, dimity, and cotton furniture, 6 fine feather beds and bedding, horse hair and other mattresses, floor and bedside carpets, mahogany and walnut tree double chest of drawers, 2 sets of mahogany dining and other tables, mahogany, walnut tree, and neat chamber chairs, beautiful mahogany night commode, neat painted buffet, large painted clothes press, pier and dressing glasses, handsome set blue and white dinner service, capital single barrel gun, bed and table linen, 2 handsome gigs on steel springs and aprons, cushions, lamps, etc., 2 sets of neat gig harness, 3 dozen of red port, 1 dozen of sherry, 7 barrels of porter, 2 barrels of XX, a large quantity of china, glass, and earthenware, good kitchen and culinary requisites, with a variety of useful furniture and other effects.

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)